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This little entry won’t take long. It won’t be one of my longer ones. I just feel the need at this point to pose a question to the folks out there, especially on the red column.

Porter Goss, CIA Chief, has told reporters that he has an “excellent idea” of where Osama Bin Laden is, but we aren’t going after him because of “weak links” in the war on terror.

If any situation called for the suspension of normal conditions of sovereignty, this is it. If anything called for the kind of dirty tricks and covert operations Bush has alluded to it, this is it! We have the ringleader of the most lethal terrorist group in history in our sights, and we're not taking the shot.

I guess it's true what Bush said about his will to capture Bin Laden: March 13 2002 Press Conference

THE PRESIDENT: Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.

Why does anybody wonder why I have so little respect for Bush?

Post script: original quotation above read "weak links in the war on terror" This has been corrected so as to resolve any confusion about CIA Chief Porter Goss's actual words.

Posted by Stephen Daugherty at June 20, 2005 11:13 AM